Social Directors Bring Sunshine on a Cloudy Day for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Lake Worth and Lantana

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This past May Social Directors from Palms Beach County’s most affluent Country Clubs brought sunshine on a day filled with dark clouds and rain as they were hosted on the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tour of historic Lake Worth & Lantana. The Social Directors on the exclusive epicurean journey represented Boca Grove, Boca West, Broken Sound, Gleneagles, Indian Spring, The Polo Club Boca Raton and Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Not dampened by the rain, the Social Directors toured and tasted their way thru Lake Worth’s, the LULA Arts District’s and Lantana’s food, history, art and culture with visits to Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast, South Shores Tavern, Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex, Brogues Downunder, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, the Webber Galleries, George’s Meat Market, and the Cheese & Wine Cafe. The historic Lake Worth Casino Building in Lake Worth and the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana are the newest additions on the non-profit Taste History and the Social Directors were the first to preview them on this culinary culture tour. The cuisines eaten were influenced by ancient China, the Arabs, Sicily, Tuscany, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France and America. The Social Directors also learned about the origins of the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth and Lantana. Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida’s 500th anniversary. Each Social Director received exclusive discount passes for Macy’s which is the presenting sponsor for this non-profit gastronome tour. Taste History is a four-hour foodcentric narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to eateries, markets, and an urban farm for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tastings. Customarily, at least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers and art galleries. Tour guests meet the restaurant owners and chefs; and local artists at and directors of the cultural centers and art galleries visited on the tour. Florida history is narrated by a guide. The quality programming of Taste History has garnered many accolades including an “Approved” designation from the famed culinary website Tasting Table (2012). And, Miami Herald (May 11, 2013) recommends Taste History for a “staycation.” The culinary journey visits an assortment of restaurants, markets, an urban farm, art galleries, cultural centers and historic buildings. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County premiered in October 2011 as the first food tour of its style in Palm Beach County, Florida. Originally, this gourmand tour program was designed to visit historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach but when the first seven-months sold-out it was expanded to offer more dates and in April 2012 to include historic Lake Worth and Lantana, Florida. As a result of the inclusion of Lake Worth and Lantana, Taste History has been a leader in introducing new audiences to that city and town which has created an economic benefit for them. In downtown Lake Worth, the featured art galleries are the Maryanne Webber Gallery, the non- profit Lake Worth Art League Gallery, and the non-profit Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in addition to visiting restaurants for cultural eating experiences. The rate is $40 per person and free for children under age 18. Pre-payment is required. Tickets can be purchased on-line at TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.blogspot.com. Call 561-243-2662 or E-mail tour@ tastehistoryculinarytours.org. Private group tours are also available at special rates. Taste History cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. The food tours board at Macy’s (Outside at the East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. The following are the upcoming Summertime dates: July 2013 Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, July 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, July 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach August 2013 Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, August 17, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, August 24, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach September 2013 Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, September 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, September 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Tours are offered year-round